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I Have Trichotillomania

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    I Have Trichotillomania - ive been having it since im was 14 years old and i am now about to be 17! ive been suffuring so much its been a real tuffs years especially at school ive...
    sintia8 sintia8 16-17 4 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    My Life Being Triched - I can remember the very first day I went for it. The first day I pulled my hair out. I was 13. It was right before Christmas. I was sitting watching the...
    Jzbighands Jzbighands 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    My Story - It all started when I was about 12 years old. I was secluded to my room. The anxiety made me go crazy. I did not know what to do with myself but read and listen to the...
    sweetreeser sweetreeser 19-21, F 10 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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    I've had Trichotillomania since I was about 12 years old approximately. I still suffer from it. My mom hates me for it. I feel she doesn't even care about me, just the hairs around...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    A Cured Hair Puller -   Each thread of hair feels as soft as silk as I play with it with my fingers. I touch the root of one hair I have been dying to pull. I reach the root...
    LDAWG1 LDAWG1 16-18, F 17 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    I am having a hard time stopping myself tonight. Coming down off of the stress if an exam.
    Jessiesgirl242 Jessiesgirl242 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I have trichotillomania and want to reach out to others with the same. I am interested in hearing about others experiences and sharing my own.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 20

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    I Am More Than Just Trichotillomania - She touches her hair in a certain way. It’s very particular, very deliberate. Almost as if she is searching for one specific strand. But...
    h0pelessh0pe h0pelessh0pe 16-17 3 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    I am officially 3 weeks pull free! Feeling extremely accomplished but stressed out if my mind. I've marked my calendar and my eyelashes have started filling in slowly. I have hope...
    Mgirl646 Mgirl646 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Hate My Family And Trich - NO-ONE IN MY FAMILY GETS HOW HARD IT IS!!!! I got teased for at least a yr for having bold patches everyday I would hear "No person's ever going to...
    AlisonDI AlisonDI 13-15 5 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    somedays are worse than others...i can say i will never grow out of it but i am better than i was wen i was a kid.
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 1 Response Apr 1

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    Wow, I feel a little better after hearing about so many other people's stories that sound so similar to mine. My plucking started in second grade, at age 7 or 8, and it started...
    tulipsunleashed tulipsunleashed 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I Have Trichotillomania - My Story - My names Samantha, I am 15 and from Australia, Sydney. I started pulling my eyelashes out from when I was about 13. It all started when I went...
    SammieR SammieR 16-17, F Apr 23, 2013

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    I started to pluck the hairs out of my eyebrow when I was in 6th grade, then I started to pluck my eyelashes. I thought it was just me being itchy or something. I was annoyed of...
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    All About Meeee -  Im a super happy girl! but one thing im not happy about is that I suffer from hair pulling! i dont like it at all! And also,i pull my eyelashes out...
    kaybaby007 kaybaby007 16-18, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Today is the day that I shaved my head don't be scared ladies it really isn't that bad. Remeber that hair does grow back and it doesn't chage who you are so keep your head's up and...
    KianiYvonne13 KianiYvonne13 16-17 2 Responses Mar 24

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    It's A Thing, It's A Real Thing!!!! - I will never forget the day I learned that it had a name. Trichotillomania. I love to say it. I love to write it. I hate to have it. I...
    leddead leddead 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Trichotilomania and Me - My name is Michelle, I have Trichotilomania.  I delveloped this horrifying, self destructive habit when I was 29 years old.  My belief was that I...
    Chellestrick Chellestrick 36-40, F 24 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    It all began in 5th grade. I don't know how and/or why but it just did. I noticed I started having bald spots and it just progressively got worse as time went by. I just graduated...
    Nadine31 Nadine31 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    This is something I really want you all to read. Now this isn't something I learned from my therapist. nor some professional. This is something that I discovered deep inside, and...
    Abizabeth Abizabeth 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Lately, I've been really on top of exercising well and eating really heathy. But I've still neglected this one problem. And I won't declare myself fully healthy until I stop it. It...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I Have Trichotillamania - I first realized my Trichotillamania in 3rd grade. I would twist my hair around my finger, forming it into a knot, then I would rip it off. I did this...
    AreYouMadCool AreYouMadCool 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Help πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have had Trich for almost 6 years now. It's gotten to the point where I have to always wear my hair up. I have only told one person outside of my family and I'm pretty sure he...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My Trichotillomania Story - Not sure how to start this really. It will be all from memory, as I haven’t written it down before. I of course didn’t realize it then, but when I...
    ninja5593 ninja5593 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    I've never been pull free as far as I can remember, but the past week I'd only had the occasional pick rather than a pulling spree... Until yesterday when I had a really stressful...
    mblo2457 mblo2457 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Coping With My Ttm - I've had trichotillomania for as long as I can remember, since sometime early in elementary school. I pulled out my eyelashes, and to this day, I can...
    TarePanda TarePanda 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    I Wish I Could Stop. - I've been pulling my hair and eyelashes out for many years. Since i was a little girl, now being 18. I used to have long beautiful eyelashes and hair. My...
    mariexo mariexo 18-21 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    And my parents are hairdressers- oh the irony. Well anyways, I've had trich for 11 years. I started with just pulling out my eye lashes and brows in the third grade and then in 6th...
    gcagla gcagla 18-21, F Feb 27

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    Trich And How I Stopped - Hey, my trichs-in-law. Today, I am going to share my entire story of Trichotillomania and how I have managed to make a great recovery (for those of you...
    Petrea94 Petrea94 16-17, F 27 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Feeling horribly alone right now and hopeless....I have pulled since I was 6 or 7 and I'm 41 now. I feel that I will never overcome this and as hard as I try I always fail. It has...
    loney1 loney1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I'm struggling right now; I've been running my hands through my hair, and I'm just SO tempted to pull. I've been pull free for almost 2 and a half years now. The urges only come...
    Casslav Casslav 18-21 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm so worried that I may get nominated for this no make-up selfie thing going around on facebook... I know it's a great thing to do to raise awareness for cancer research, but I...
    mblo2457 mblo2457 18-21, F Mar 19

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    My Life Because Of Eyebrow Pulling - I’m 19 years old and I plug out my eyebrows. Most of the time I felt like I was the only one in this world with this problem until I started...
    yasmilg1 yasmilg1 22-25, F 23 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Having trichotillomania is harder than you think..it makes you insecure, it's embarrassing, very hard to stop, and it emotionally hurts you.
    Brokenbeauty15 Brokenbeauty15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    It's Trichy - My journey of hair pulling started in junior high, 7th grade. I got a haircut from shoulder length hair to boy style- short hair. At that age, a boy haircut was the...
    SarahKJ SarahKJ 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    I'm a sophomore in highschool and I've had trich for almost 3 years now. I've been doing very good at my pulling and scab picking and since I'm experienced, I'd love to help out...
    AubreeElise AubreeElise 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    i have trich. fml. i dont ever leave my house anymore now.... i wish i could just talk to someone who would understand.
    ArcusRain ArcusRain 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have it. Since I was about 9 till now.
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A couple of people have commented recently on the fact that I wear a lot of eye make up... AHH. If only they could understand, but I just can't tell them :(
    mblo2457 mblo2457 18-21, F Mar 27

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    My Story.... - I've had trich since I was 8. I've hated the whole 10 years of it! I pull my eyelashes and hair. I've wanted to find people that have what I have so I can connect...
    TrichWarrior TrichWarrior 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    What The Hell Do I Do Now? - I've told my story before, explained how my trich was 'triggered', but things have changed since what I last shared. I now pull from both sides of my...
    pompomuk pompomuk 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    I started when i was 12 after a friend told me i had 'Michael Jackson sideburns' i started pulling them out and didn't stop. Now im to the point where i get anxiety when i don't...
    dawnajothompson dawnajothompson 18-21, F Feb 27

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    I've been struggling with trich for almost 2 years but i all started when I was a toddler, I would twirl my hair and pull it fascinated by the thought of loosing hair but in 2012 i...
    ghoulls ghoulls 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I am 19 years old. I've been dealing with this alone feeling like something is wrong with me until I Googled reasons why I do this. I feel like such a freak & alone in this. My...
    estrong estrong 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    So I noticed that I haven't plucked in a few days, and I'm impressed. I guess I've been so busy and out of my house that it's been a major distraction and hasn't triggered the...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    The Horror of Having to Disguise Yourself - I'm Jordan and I'm fourteen. I've been pulling since I was about ten or so. I've pulled my scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows. I tried to...
    jtwiggy jtwiggy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    Ive Survived Trich - Read my other story to understand this: Since summer, i havnt pulles out one. Single. Hair! (: im a guy and its hard. People say im lucky cuz i can just...
    drewfrey1 drewfrey1 13-15, M Sep 30, 2013

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    So I have been yo-yoing with my trich lately, I constantly pull at my eyelashes and began pulling at my eyebrows again the other day but since then had no urge for my eyebrows. I...
    TrichWarrior TrichWarrior 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I really just can't believe I have done this to myself. I just want to stop altogether but it's just so hard. It's so noticeable now and I hate going out In public because of my...
    123me321 123me321 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm a freshman in high school and I've had trichotillomania since I was in 3rd grade. It started at home when my mom told me i had a loose eyelash or something. At that point i...
    TommyAustin99 TommyAustin99 13-15, M Mar 3

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